Nokia 3.2 Smartphone Review budget smartphone with a powerful battery

The best part about this unit is its superior battery life. In addition, the display, which is suitable for prolonged everyday use, does not disappoint. In our review, you will learn about some features of the equipment and the minuses of a smartphone.

Despite the fact that when you buy a very inexpensive smartphone Nokia 3.2, you will often have to make compromises in your expectations, the image quality of its screen during the test tests was still solid. The resolution of 1520 × 720 pixels is average, but for a 6.3-inch display with a pixel density of 268 ppi it can be considered normal – for example, its resolution is comparable to that of Xiaomi Redmi 7 or Huawei Y7, although, of course, iPhone & Co. they can offer much more in this regard.

Unlike the more expensive models, the device we tested with the Nokia logo uses an LCD panel rather than an OLED, but still offers decent brightness of 393 cd / m2. At the same time, according to the test results, Nokia 3.2 with its average chess contrast of 141: 1, as well as the coverage of color spaces of 97% sRGB and 70% DCI-P3, remains among the mediocre. Compared with the previous model, here the display, like most modern smartphones, was expanded upward and received a minimum cutout for the front camera, as well as an aspect ratio of 19: 9.

Performance is not for games

Performance is not for games

Of course, you should not expect performance results of the level of modern top models from the budget Nokia 3.2. However, in the tests, the smartphone achieved quite satisfactory results. In particular, the interaction of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor (1.95 GHz) and 2 GB of RAM provides a fairly smooth operation of the system. In PCMark for Android, for example, Nokia reaches a good mark of 4,600 points, while 2 fps in GFX-Bench show that in this case it is not about a gaming smartphone. Our test PDF via WLAN was uploaded in 14.8 seconds, which is a relatively mediocre result. But if you evaluate the indicators taking into account the low cost, Nokia 3.2 for an entry-level smartphone can be called quite normal.

Equipment with pluses and minuses

Despite the fact that some important points are missing in the list of equipment of Nokia 3.2, the smartphone still manages to surprise with several features that are rather unusual for its price class. As you would expect, a mobile phone with the Android operating system offers an LTE connection with speeds up to 150 Mb / s, WLAN, as well as Bluetooth 4.2. At the same time, it does not have protection against water and dust, but for this price segment this is more likely the norm. In addition, the built-in storage size of only 16 GB can not be called big, but it can be expanded using a memory card. Through the audio jack, you can connect cable headphones or an AUX cable.

Despite the budget cost, Nokia 3.2 you can unlock either through a fingerprint scanner or using a face recognition system. Contactless payments are also possible here, as there is NFC on board. In addition, the Dual-SIM function allows the use of two SIM cards at the same time.

Disappointing cameras but great battery

Nokia 3.2 cameras did not live up to expectations: the 13-megapixel main camera produces pictures of mediocre quality, and video functions bring little pleasure. Clips can only be shot in Full-HD resolution at just 30 frames per second. The 5 megapixel front camera is also suitable only for fast shots without any complaints.

A completely different thing is the battery. According to the test results, the battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh became a distinctive highlight of Nokia 3.2 and allowed the device to demonstrate an impressive battery life in the “online” mode of 12 hours 35 minutes. The device is charged via Micro-USB, and it will take more than three hours to fully charge it. In this case, after the first 30 minutes spent at the outlet, the battery will restore about 24% of its energy reserves.

Product Conclusion

Nokia 3.2 is an entry-level smartphone and accordingly has a budget price. During the test tests, its performance was mediocre, but the quality of the photos turned out to be especially disappointing. However, it has an excellent battery life of 12 hours 35 minutes in the “online” mode. The display is good, but nothing special impresses. The list of equipment lacks some of the options that phones have better.

Benefits

excellent battery life
face recognition and NFC

disadvantages

little memory
poor photo quality
mediocre performance

Alternative:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T 64GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T 64GB

If you are ready to spend a little more money on your smartphone, then it makes sense to do it for Xiaomi Note 8T. For about 180 euros, this mobile phone offers not only a resolution of 6.3-inch display of 2340×1080 pixels, which is much higher, but also significantly higher performance provided by its eight-core processor with twice as much RAM.

At the same time, the battery life remained equally convincing (13 hours 28 minutes). A face recognition system is also on board, and cameras with their very good shots can be considered worthy.

 

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